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Health assessment of special food groups

Das Bundesinstitut für Risikobewertung

Dietetic foods

Dietetic foods are foods that are intended for particular nutritional uses of specific groups of people. They must be suitable for the given purpose and, owing to their special composition or...

Food supplements

Food supplements are foods that are intended to supplement a general diet; consist of a concentrate of nutrients or other substances with nutritional or physiological action (e.g. vitamins,...

Novel Foods

“Novel Foods” are foods and food ingredients that were not yet used on a significant scale for human consumption prior to the entry into force of “Regulation (EC) No 258/97...

Genetically modified food and feed

The approval procedure as layed down in Regulation (EC) No. 1829/2003 on genetically modified food and feed requires a safety assessment by the European Food Safety Agency (EFSA). An authorisation...

Functional foods

The term "functional food" is increasingly being used for foods which, in addition to their nutritional function, seek to influence the major health-related, physiological parameters in consumers in a...

Identify risks - Protect health

"Science to serve humanity" is the guiding principle of BfR. This film provides insight into the Institute's work.